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Exquisite Corpse

A game for poetry and drawing

Exquisite Corpse is a fun game that may be played with a group of friends. There are two versions to play Exquisite Corpse, either with poetry or drawing.

How to play with poetry:

To play, each person must sit in a circle, so that no one may see your paper. The group chooses a word order, for example: Adjective, noun, verb, adjective, noun. Each player is given a piece of paper. When it is their turn, they must write a word on their sheet of paper.

For example, the first person in the group writes down an adjective. Then, they signal the next person to write a noun, and so on. The catch is that no one may see anyone else's words until the game is over. This is when each person goes around the circle and puts together the poem.

If the first person's word was "Shiny", they may write it on a piece of paper in the center. Then, the second person who might have said, "Ducks", writes their word on the same page. This goes on until no words are left.

How to play with drawing:

There should be a piece of paper or a sketch pad in front of one person. The first player draws, for example, a head on the page. They then pass it on to the next person, who draws a torso. This goes on until the drawing is completed.

These games are best played with 3+ people

For more information on how to play Exquisite Corpse, or for examples, please go to:

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